Ágætis byrjun

a good beginning

20th anniversary edition

5 july 2019

LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOXSET

84-page cloth-bound book
2 x lp: ágætis byrjun
2 x lp: live at íslenska óperan 1999
3 x lp: demos, rarities and early live recordings
available 26 july 2019

CD EXPANDED EDITION

cd: live at íslenska óperan 1999
cd: demos, rarities and early live recordings

LP EDITION

2 x lp: ágætis byrjun
digital download of all music

DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION

digital: ágætis byrjun
digital: live at íslenska óperan 1999
digital: demos, rarities and early live recordings

DIGITAL EDITION

digital: live at íslenska óperan 1999
digital: demos, rarities and early live recordings

to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we are proud to announce the premiere of “riceboy sleeps” performed live by jónsi & alex somers with the orchestral accompaniment, conducted by robert ames, with orchestral arrangements by david handler. a collaboration between the sigur rós singer and american visual artist and composer somers, the album will be performed in its atmospheric ambient entirety for the first time anywhere.

 july 2019: london, paris 
october 2019: seattle, san francisco, los angeles, denver, chicago, montreal, toronto, washington d.c., boston & new york⠀

VARIATIONS ON DARKNESS

soundtrack to a series of choreographed performances from the ICELAND DANCE COMPANY, originally commissioned for the band’s NORÐUR OG NIÐUR festival New Year 2018. IDC musical “vacillation and transfiguration” expert VALDIMAR JÓHANSSON was granted unique access to unreleased SIGUR RÓS material, as well as multitracks of the band’s catalogue, using them to create a score of high nordic drama to underpin the apocalyptic vision of choreographer ERNA ÓMARSDÓTTIR. edited for vinyl by KJARTAN HOLM.

22° LUNAR HALO

soundtrack to brand new dance work by leading taiwanese choreographer CHENG tsung-lung, premiering in taiwan to coincide. tsung-lung chose his favourite music from throughout SIGUR RÓS’s career, which was then twisted, bent and broken, and finally added to in the band’s reykjavík studio to create a new perspective for CLOUD GATE 2. musical director KJARTAN HOLM.